This week brings us a ton of re-releases, compilations, and a few new releases of note:
Hatriot – From Days Unto Darkness
The first Hatriot album was released around the time Steve “Zetro” Souza rejoined Exodus. For those that know nothing of the band, it originally consisted of Zetro on vocals, with his sons Cody on bass, and Nick on drums. On the second album, From Days Unto Darkness, Cody takes over on vocals, and I have to tell you, you’d never know Zetro was gone, the apple truly does not fall far from the tree. Cody is almost a carbon copy of his dad on the mic. If you’re looking for newer band doing for an old school thrash approach, this is the album for you.
Lacrimas Profundere – Bleeding The Stars
The German band has always been seen by its followers as one of the premier goth rock/metal bands. Although some feel that the band had lost its path with Hope Is Here, the consensus seems to be that their twelfth album Bleeding The Stars sees the band back on course, going back to their origins, and giving you a blend of doom, death, and the atmospheric goth rock and metal that made people fall in love with the band to begin with. Recommended to anyone that misses His Infernal Majesty, as the band shares similar elements in their music, whether purists want to admit to that or not.
Death Before Dishonor – Unfinished Business
Perfect name for an album, as the band’s last album was released ten years ago. The album mixes the old with the new, let’s be honest, very few hardcore bands are reinventing the wheel in 2019, but Death Before Dishonor mixes influences from the 80s NYHC scene, and themes are that are taken from current day headlines. The outcome is a snarling, pissed off approach, with crushing grooves, in other words, what most have come to love about any great hardcore band.
Thy Art Is Murder – Human Target
Arguably the biggest metal band, of the “core” era, to ever come out of Australia, Thy Art Is Murder has been demolishing eardrums and stages for close to 15 years. The biggest knock on the album is that it’s more of the same. Although the band has been around for a decade and a half, it seems as if they haven’t evolved as much as others in the genre, or metal bands in general that have been around for the same time period.
Here are some of the other releases that come out today.
Iron Maiden – Brave New World Re-Release
Iron Maiden – Fear Of The Dark Re-Release
Iron Maiden – Virtual XI Re-Release
Iron Maiden – The X Factor Re-Release
Job For A Cowboy – Doom Vinyl Re-Release
Job For A Cowboy – Genesis Vinyl Re-Release
Lordi – Recordead Live: Sextourcism In Z7 CD/DVD
Megadeth – Endgame Re-Release
Megadeth – Th1rt3en Re-Release
Megadeth – United Abominations Re-Release
Soundgarden – Live From The Artists Den
Body Count – Bloodlust Deluxe Edition
Exodus – No Love 7″
Serj Tankian – Elect The Dead Vinyl
Various Artists – Live At Wacken 2018: 29 Years Louder Than Hell
Various Artists – Punk Goes Acoustic, Vol. 3
H.E.A.T. – Live at Sweden Rock Festival